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  • 12 Jan 2018
    We all know who Quest is, right? That RnB singer that has a very warm, toneful voice that makes you want to chill whenever his song is playing. Guess what, he has a new song and it also has a very cool music video! Time for some laid-back music, folks! Quest released the music video for his song "Better Days" and it will absolutely set your mood and make you feel relaxed after all the traffic you've  encountered on your way home.    Here's the link to Quest's new music video. So sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful song!         
    151 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  • We all know who Quest is, right? That RnB singer that has a very warm, toneful voice that makes you want to chill whenever his song is playing. Guess what, he has a new song and it also has a very cool music video! Time for some laid-back music, folks! Quest released the music video for his song "Better Days" and it will absolutely set your mood and make you feel relaxed after all the traffic you've  encountered on your way home.    Here's the link to Quest's new music video. So sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful song!         
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  • 12 Jan 2018
     Drive Me To Juliet's "Kiss and Tell" Music Video Released!   We all know that Cebu produces some of the finest musicians in our local music scene. From the Punk fueled music of The Ambassadors, the groovy Reaggae sound of Jr. Kilat, the vibe, beats and rhymes of Mobbstarr and ofcourse, the infectious songs by the now legendary Urbandub. One of the treasures that the "Queen City" has to offer is Drive Me To Juliet. They have been around for quite some time now and most of us are already familiar with their music. From their song "Saving Glass Heart" up to this new song that they have which is entitled "Kiss and Tell", this band never fails to give their fans and followers quality, good music. Once again, Cebu proved that their homegrown musicians will always be able to deliver quality songs to the listeners.  Oh, and the music video is awesomely done too!   Check out the link below so you could watch Drive Me To Juliet's new music video!  
    1338 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  •  Drive Me To Juliet's "Kiss and Tell" Music Video Released!   We all know that Cebu produces some of the finest musicians in our local music scene. From the Punk fueled music of The Ambassadors, the groovy Reaggae sound of Jr. Kilat, the vibe, beats and rhymes of Mobbstarr and ofcourse, the infectious songs by the now legendary Urbandub. One of the treasures that the "Queen City" has to offer is Drive Me To Juliet. They have been around for quite some time now and most of us are already familiar with their music. From their song "Saving Glass Heart" up to this new song that they have which is entitled "Kiss and Tell", this band never fails to give their fans and followers quality, good music. Once again, Cebu proved that their homegrown musicians will always be able to deliver quality songs to the listeners.  Oh, and the music video is awesomely done too!   Check out the link below so you could watch Drive Me To Juliet's new music video!  
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  • 11 Jan 2018
      Foster The People is coming to Manila for their Sacred Hearts Club Tour on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the KIA Theater.   Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by frontman Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."   Since then, they have been filling dance-floors worldwide with headline tours and performing at some of the biggest international music festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Now the group returns to Manila, this time bringing their third record Sacred Hearts Club along for the ride, which features the hit singles “Doing It for the Money” and “Sit Next to Me”.   Tickets will be on-sale on Saturday, October 21 via TicketNet.com.ph. For more information, visit Wilbros Live on social media.   Facebook: WilbrosLive Twitter: @WilbrosLive Instagram: @WilbrosLive  
    43 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Foster The People is coming to Manila for their Sacred Hearts Club Tour on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the KIA Theater.   Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by frontman Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."   Since then, they have been filling dance-floors worldwide with headline tours and performing at some of the biggest international music festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Now the group returns to Manila, this time bringing their third record Sacred Hearts Club along for the ride, which features the hit singles “Doing It for the Money” and “Sit Next to Me”.   Tickets will be on-sale on Saturday, October 21 via TicketNet.com.ph. For more information, visit Wilbros Live on social media.   Facebook: WilbrosLive Twitter: @WilbrosLive Instagram: @WilbrosLive  
    Jan 11, 2018 43
  • 09 Jan 2018
      The legendary Ely Buendia released a music video for his song “Gabi Man May Araw Din”. It’s been years since we heard a solo project from Ely Buendia.  We all know him for his works with Pupil, The Oktaves, Apartel and ofcourse, The Eraserheads. But what about the “millenials” who haven’t heard of his solo Dreampop album “Wanted Bedspacer” from years back?  Well, this song is a perfect introduction to how Ely works as a solo artist.   Check the link down below so you could watch Ely Buendia’s new music video!  
    801 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  •   The legendary Ely Buendia released a music video for his song “Gabi Man May Araw Din”. It’s been years since we heard a solo project from Ely Buendia.  We all know him for his works with Pupil, The Oktaves, Apartel and ofcourse, The Eraserheads. But what about the “millenials” who haven’t heard of his solo Dreampop album “Wanted Bedspacer” from years back?  Well, this song is a perfect introduction to how Ely works as a solo artist.   Check the link down below so you could watch Ely Buendia’s new music video!  
    Jan 09, 2018 801
  • 09 Jan 2018
    Metal/Electronica band Even finally launched the music video for their song “Astra” last January 6, 2018 at B-Side the Collective. The said music video launch was also the celebration for Rakista Jam’s 100th event. Bands who also performed during the launch were Saydie, Pupil, Kjwan, Razorback, Philia, Tribo Subculture, The Chongkeys, Vie, Sagip Adik Foundation, Maryzark, Skychurch and Wilabaliw.  Even is composed of Trish Reyes on Vocals, Jam Bumanlang on Guitars, JL Siscar on Bass and Dan Allan Acosta on Drums. Check out the music video for Astra below!  
    864 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  • Metal/Electronica band Even finally launched the music video for their song “Astra” last January 6, 2018 at B-Side the Collective. The said music video launch was also the celebration for Rakista Jam’s 100th event. Bands who also performed during the launch were Saydie, Pupil, Kjwan, Razorback, Philia, Tribo Subculture, The Chongkeys, Vie, Sagip Adik Foundation, Maryzark, Skychurch and Wilabaliw.  Even is composed of Trish Reyes on Vocals, Jam Bumanlang on Guitars, JL Siscar on Bass and Dan Allan Acosta on Drums. Check out the music video for Astra below!  
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  • 05 Jan 2018
    Parokya ni Edgar, one of the country’s longest-standing outfits from the ‘90s band explosion, is back in the music scene this month with their latest single offering "Wala Lang Yun, penned by Chito Miranda himself.  "Wala Lang Yun" is lifted from their very successful album Pogi Years Old.    The record is a mixture of comic relief, serious outtakes, and love bites, all with a dash of kapilyuhan, something that the band has always been known for in their career that has spanned 2 decades. 
    47 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Parokya ni Edgar, one of the country’s longest-standing outfits from the ‘90s band explosion, is back in the music scene this month with their latest single offering "Wala Lang Yun, penned by Chito Miranda himself.  "Wala Lang Yun" is lifted from their very successful album Pogi Years Old.    The record is a mixture of comic relief, serious outtakes, and love bites, all with a dash of kapilyuhan, something that the band has always been known for in their career that has spanned 2 decades. 
    Jan 05, 2018 47
  • 05 Jan 2018
      Sponge Cola is back with an interesting pair of songs to close out 2017 and at the same time open 2018. Fresh off their latest hit “Bahaghari," the band is set to release “Tempura" and “Kunwari."   Universal Records proudly launches "Kunwari" alongside "Tempura".   Bassist Gosh Dilay penned the bittersweet “Kunwari," that despite being a lighthearted song, deals with something everyone is all too familiar with: unrequited love. Framed by Dilay's trademark Filipino, “Kunwari” emphasizes the push and pull between being eager risk takers, and safe calculated people when it comes to love.   Both “Tempura" and “Kunwari” are available on all digital platforms!
    1008 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Sponge Cola is back with an interesting pair of songs to close out 2017 and at the same time open 2018. Fresh off their latest hit “Bahaghari," the band is set to release “Tempura" and “Kunwari."   Universal Records proudly launches "Kunwari" alongside "Tempura".   Bassist Gosh Dilay penned the bittersweet “Kunwari," that despite being a lighthearted song, deals with something everyone is all too familiar with: unrequited love. Framed by Dilay's trademark Filipino, “Kunwari” emphasizes the push and pull between being eager risk takers, and safe calculated people when it comes to love.   Both “Tempura" and “Kunwari” are available on all digital platforms!
    Jan 05, 2018 1008
  • 05 Jan 2018
          The much loved American rock band Incubus, whose return engagement to Manila has been eagerly awaited is performing February 17, 2018, Saturday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   The band is known for its rock anthems Wish You Were Here, Megalomaniac, Anna Molly, Drive, Pardon Me, Are You In?, Nice To Know You, among others. The concert is produced by Ovation Productions, the group that also did Incubus’ previous concerts in Manila; the last was in 2015. Since their formation in 1991, iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus have consciously and continually shifted their perspective with each subsequent album, preserving the spirit that initially drove them and simultaneously challenging themselves as artists and human beings. Their eighth full-length, the aptly titled 8 [Island Records], proudly upholds that tradition for the quintet—Brandon Boyd [vocals], Mike Einziger [guitar, piano, backing vocals], José Pasillas II [drums], Chris Kilmore [turntables, keyboards], and Ben Kenney [bass].    “As a band, we’re collectively interested in challenging ourselves and hopefully finding new, innovative ways of writing music,” asserts Boyd. “That ethos has kept things interesting for us.”   In the fall of 2016, the five musicians regrouped to flesh out ideas, recording at Jim Henson Studios and at Einziger’s personal studio. As the vision came into focus during early 2017, Incubus added another level by enlisting the perspective of longtime friend Skrillex [Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, Lady Gaga] for co-production and mixing. Einziger had spent the past few years, exponentially expanding his personal musical palette. Not only did he oversee production for The Internet’s Feel Good and produce three songs for Tyler, The Creator’s chart-topping “Cherry Bomb,” but he also co-wrote Avicii’s six-times platinum smash “Wake Me Up” and served as musical director and performer for a much talked-about 2016 GRAMMY® Awards performance of “Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber. After lunch one day, Einziger played Skrillex some mixes, and “a whole new world opened up” as the producer added his magic to 8.   “It evolved organically out of my friendship with Skrillex,” Einziger elaborates. “Incubus is all about friendship. We transferred the synergy of working together into what the band was doing. As we put the final touches on everything, Skrillex brought another level to the album.”   As a result, the eleven tracks comprising 8 assemble a mosaic reflective of the band’s current mindset. Unease translates to unpredictable guitar riffs that blur the lines between time signatures as cosmic rhythmic transmissions orbit around an epicenter of combustible emotion. Each lyric encodes a parable or what might be a hidden message. The first single “Nimble Bastard” leapfrogs from a rattling guitar snap into an anthemic refrain. “Loneliest” echoes with an existential rumination on solitude over an airy beat and hypnotic guitars. “Undefeated” struts along via a bombastic stomp before culminating on an uplifting chant, while the spacey “Familiar Faces” instantly enchants.   The soothing instrumental soundscape of “Make No Sound In The Digital Forest” illuminates their cinematic side with delicate chimes, simmering drums, and warbling tones. A dial-up modem signals the explosion of “Love In A Time of Surveillance” as the one-two punch of “No Fun” and “Throw Out The Map” tap into a tsunami of distortion and punk-y freedom. “Glitterbomb” represents the glorious push-and-pull of 8, teetering between heavenly harmony and a dramatic twinge.   8 arrives at a significant milestone for Incubus—releasing exactly 20 years since their major label debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E. landed back in 1997. A little older, a lot wiser, quite tighter, but equally ready to challenge themselves and rock music at large, Incubus change their perspective once more in 2017.    “All the time, I hear from fans that our music was the backdrop of their first experience with love or important in getting them through a hard time,” says Einziger. “That’s the highest compliment.”   “When we finished 8, we were flooded with this wave of gratitude,” Boyd leaves off. “The fact that so many people are willing to come on this weird ride with us is really humbling. We’re filled with this sense of awe around it. We’re very happy to share this record with everyone, and we hope they like it.”      
    34 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •       The much loved American rock band Incubus, whose return engagement to Manila has been eagerly awaited is performing February 17, 2018, Saturday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   The band is known for its rock anthems Wish You Were Here, Megalomaniac, Anna Molly, Drive, Pardon Me, Are You In?, Nice To Know You, among others. The concert is produced by Ovation Productions, the group that also did Incubus’ previous concerts in Manila; the last was in 2015. Since their formation in 1991, iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus have consciously and continually shifted their perspective with each subsequent album, preserving the spirit that initially drove them and simultaneously challenging themselves as artists and human beings. Their eighth full-length, the aptly titled 8 [Island Records], proudly upholds that tradition for the quintet—Brandon Boyd [vocals], Mike Einziger [guitar, piano, backing vocals], José Pasillas II [drums], Chris Kilmore [turntables, keyboards], and Ben Kenney [bass].    “As a band, we’re collectively interested in challenging ourselves and hopefully finding new, innovative ways of writing music,” asserts Boyd. “That ethos has kept things interesting for us.”   In the fall of 2016, the five musicians regrouped to flesh out ideas, recording at Jim Henson Studios and at Einziger’s personal studio. As the vision came into focus during early 2017, Incubus added another level by enlisting the perspective of longtime friend Skrillex [Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, Lady Gaga] for co-production and mixing. Einziger had spent the past few years, exponentially expanding his personal musical palette. Not only did he oversee production for The Internet’s Feel Good and produce three songs for Tyler, The Creator’s chart-topping “Cherry Bomb,” but he also co-wrote Avicii’s six-times platinum smash “Wake Me Up” and served as musical director and performer for a much talked-about 2016 GRAMMY® Awards performance of “Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber. After lunch one day, Einziger played Skrillex some mixes, and “a whole new world opened up” as the producer added his magic to 8.   “It evolved organically out of my friendship with Skrillex,” Einziger elaborates. “Incubus is all about friendship. We transferred the synergy of working together into what the band was doing. As we put the final touches on everything, Skrillex brought another level to the album.”   As a result, the eleven tracks comprising 8 assemble a mosaic reflective of the band’s current mindset. Unease translates to unpredictable guitar riffs that blur the lines between time signatures as cosmic rhythmic transmissions orbit around an epicenter of combustible emotion. Each lyric encodes a parable or what might be a hidden message. The first single “Nimble Bastard” leapfrogs from a rattling guitar snap into an anthemic refrain. “Loneliest” echoes with an existential rumination on solitude over an airy beat and hypnotic guitars. “Undefeated” struts along via a bombastic stomp before culminating on an uplifting chant, while the spacey “Familiar Faces” instantly enchants.   The soothing instrumental soundscape of “Make No Sound In The Digital Forest” illuminates their cinematic side with delicate chimes, simmering drums, and warbling tones. A dial-up modem signals the explosion of “Love In A Time of Surveillance” as the one-two punch of “No Fun” and “Throw Out The Map” tap into a tsunami of distortion and punk-y freedom. “Glitterbomb” represents the glorious push-and-pull of 8, teetering between heavenly harmony and a dramatic twinge.   8 arrives at a significant milestone for Incubus—releasing exactly 20 years since their major label debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E. landed back in 1997. A little older, a lot wiser, quite tighter, but equally ready to challenge themselves and rock music at large, Incubus change their perspective once more in 2017.    “All the time, I hear from fans that our music was the backdrop of their first experience with love or important in getting them through a hard time,” says Einziger. “That’s the highest compliment.”   “When we finished 8, we were flooded with this wave of gratitude,” Boyd leaves off. “The fact that so many people are willing to come on this weird ride with us is really humbling. We’re filled with this sense of awe around it. We’re very happy to share this record with everyone, and we hope they like it.”      
    Jan 05, 2018 34
  • 04 Jan 2018
    14 years ago, we recorded our debut album. It was released independently and came out with only 1,000 copies in CD and was shelved by our former label after a couple of years. As our first album project after recently reforming, we are heading back to the studio to re-record the whole album in time for its 15th Anniversary and we want to invite you to be part of this recreation. As a bonus, we plan to include a couple of unreleased tracks and pledgers will also receive an advance digital copy of our brand new single “Lovers Go, Lovers Come.”   We’ve grown so much as musicians in the past 10 years with different bands and projects and this is a way for us to look back where we started, and improve whatever we can on the record. Overall, we are just excited to share this with our fans. It has been a long time coming.   We want to give you an interactive experience. Through Pledgemusic, our fans can pre-order “Love In The Land Of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream" (15th Anniversary Edition), as well as other unique merchandise and memorabilia that will not be available anywhere else. We are going to offer private shows, preview of the album before its release, and other unique items.   Each week we will be posting a video and give you an inside look of who we are, the making of this record and the story of each song. We want our fans to be part of the release every step of the way. So come join us and pledge and get the full Orange & Lemons experience.   Get it here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/orangeandlemons
    33 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • 14 years ago, we recorded our debut album. It was released independently and came out with only 1,000 copies in CD and was shelved by our former label after a couple of years. As our first album project after recently reforming, we are heading back to the studio to re-record the whole album in time for its 15th Anniversary and we want to invite you to be part of this recreation. As a bonus, we plan to include a couple of unreleased tracks and pledgers will also receive an advance digital copy of our brand new single “Lovers Go, Lovers Come.”   We’ve grown so much as musicians in the past 10 years with different bands and projects and this is a way for us to look back where we started, and improve whatever we can on the record. Overall, we are just excited to share this with our fans. It has been a long time coming.   We want to give you an interactive experience. Through Pledgemusic, our fans can pre-order “Love In The Land Of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream" (15th Anniversary Edition), as well as other unique merchandise and memorabilia that will not be available anywhere else. We are going to offer private shows, preview of the album before its release, and other unique items.   Each week we will be posting a video and give you an inside look of who we are, the making of this record and the story of each song. We want our fans to be part of the release every step of the way. So come join us and pledge and get the full Orange & Lemons experience.   Get it here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/orangeandlemons
    Jan 04, 2018 33
  • 31 Dec 2017
    Bassist Dallon Weekes leaves Panic! At the Disco. The news broke last Dec. 27 as the musician posted his message over his Instagram. Here's what he said: "I'm greatful for the chance I've had to be part of Panic! at the Disco for nearly a decade,".. "I will always consider myself indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD. You changed my live."Here's the full statement   For the last eight years I've had the incredible opportunity to perform in Panic! At The Disco. While I’m sad to announce that my time with Panic! has come to an end, I’m excited to continue making music with my new project ‘I Don’t Know How But They Found Me’ @idkhow . I’m grateful for the chance I’ve had to be part of Panic! At The Disco for nearly a decade. I will always consider myself indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD. You changed my life. Thank you all. A post shared by Dallon Weekes (@dallonweekes) on Dec 27, 2017 at 9:25am PST Weeke's will now focus on his solo project I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME.Photo by: Grizzlee Martin
    18 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Bassist Dallon Weekes leaves Panic! At the Disco. The news broke last Dec. 27 as the musician posted his message over his Instagram. Here's what he said: "I'm greatful for the chance I've had to be part of Panic! at the Disco for nearly a decade,".. "I will always consider myself indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD. You changed my live."Here's the full statement   For the last eight years I've had the incredible opportunity to perform in Panic! At The Disco. While I’m sad to announce that my time with Panic! has come to an end, I’m excited to continue making music with my new project ‘I Don’t Know How But They Found Me’ @idkhow . I’m grateful for the chance I’ve had to be part of Panic! At The Disco for nearly a decade. I will always consider myself indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD. You changed my life. Thank you all. A post shared by Dallon Weekes (@dallonweekes) on Dec 27, 2017 at 9:25am PST Weeke's will now focus on his solo project I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME.Photo by: Grizzlee Martin
    Dec 31, 2017 18